I purchased the car in early April
2004, and 3 weeks later it was in the
shop for a look at the transmission,
which was shifting hard between second
and third gear (sometimes it would
make a "clunk" sound, and the whole
car would shudder). The shop couldn't
find anything through their computer
diagnostics and sent the car home with
me. The problem continued, and the
dealer ended up replacing the
transmission. A 2003 car with only
4,000 miles. The "new" transmission
is a slightly better but still has
rather jerky shifting in the lower
gears. I am very disappointed with my
purchase, particularly since I traded
my Honda Civic in for this VW.
Car's interior and exterior design are
Quality control on everything from
transmission to seat belts!
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